The principle of “creep” states that a sustained force placed upon a tissue will deform that tissue to the force. In this study of foam rolling the ITB…
Differences in Knee and Hip Adduction in Runners with Iliotibial Band Syndrome
This study seems to show a relationship between iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome and knee adduction (genu varum) and the activation of the TFL. A relationship can be two incidents that occur together, termed a “coincidence.” Or there can be a causal relationship between them; i.e., one causes the other to occur.
How to Best Clear Blood Lactate Levels After Strenuous Exercise
The authors of this study concluded that foam rolling and running are better than resting at clearing blood lactose after strenuous exercise.
There is a Third “Deep Layer” of the Iliotibial Band (ITB)
It is not generally known that the iliotibial band (ITB) actually has three layers: a superficial, intermediate, and deep layer.
Can the Iliotibial Band (ITB) be stretched?
There seems to be a belief that the iliotibial band (ITB) cannot be stretched and thus manual treatment on the ITB is futile.
Self-care and medical approaches to iliotibial band friction syndrome
Self-care for iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) begins with RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. And offending activities should be avoided.
How do we treat iliotibial band friction syndrome with manual therapy?
Manual therapy for iliotibial band friction syndrome is directed toward reducing the inflammation of the condition and correcting its underlying cause.
Signs, symptoms, and assessment (diagnosis) of iliotibial band friction
The most common symptom of iliotibial band friction syndrome is pain in the distal lateral thigh over the lateral epicondyle of the femur.
What is iliotibial band friction syndrome and what are its causes?
Iliotibial band friction syndrome is a condition in which the iliotibial band rubs against the lateral epicondyle of the femur.